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RFID News Roundup

HID Global intros new Keg Tag UHF for kegs, gas bottles ••• Farsens announces battery-free RFID pressure-monitoring tags ••• BluVision buys Proximity5 to strengthen beacon campaign management capabilities ••• Ubudu unveils beacon platform with two-way communication ••• OSPT Alliance expands presence in North America ••• Galatea markets NFC-tagged cultured pearls.
By Beth Bacheldor
Dec 18, 2014

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: HID Global; Farsens; BluVision, Proximity5; Ubudu; the OSPT Alliance; and Galatea.

HID Global Intros New Keg Tag UHF for Kegs, Gas Bottles
HID Global has introduced a new on-metal RFID tag designed to fit into containers with a small radius, such as gas bottles. The new Keg Tag UHF transponder complements HID Global's InLine Tag Ultra for beverage steel kegs, according to the company.

HID's Keg Tag UHF
HID says it created the Keg Tag UHF transponder in response to requests from customers for a smaller, lighter on-metal tag that it is curved for exterior mounting on kegs and gas cylinders. The tag is readable from a distance of up to 19.6 feet (6 meters) with EPC Gen 2 devices. The tag's durable housing (built to withstand rigorous washing and sterilization processes) is slightly curved along one axis for improved fit on round surfaces, according to HID Global, and can be mounted quickly and securely via quality industrial glues.

Made with an Impinj Monza 4E chip, which has 496 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory, 128 bits of user memory and a 96-bit tag identifier (TID), the new Keg Tag UHF measures 13 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.4 inch (33 millimeters by 40 millimeters by 9 millimeters) and has a 3-inch (74-millimeter) curve radius.

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